Students accepted to the first classes for new fine arts/dual language academies

April 3, 2015
Rendering of Jones Academy

April 2015 – Students have been accepted for the inaugural kindergarten classes of AISD’s two new fine arts/dual language academies, scheduled to open in August 2015. The two new academies, one in north Arlington at Roqemore Elementary and one in south Arlington at Corey Elementary, will provide students an innovative program that develops fluency in both…

AISD developing classroom technology standards

April 2, 2015
Students using laptops

The $82 million in the 2014 bond earmarked for technology encompasses many elements, but the underlying objective behind it all is to increase technology access for AISD students for the purpose of improved learning. In pursuit of this object, the AISD technology department is developing district wide classroom standards – minimum standards that each classroom…

Venture and Newcomer prepare to close

April 2, 2015
Newcomer mural at Workman Junior High

April 2015 – Venture High School and Newcomer Center, two of AISD’s alternative schools, will share a new home next year. Both are moving to what is currently Ferguson Junior High. Though they will share space, they will continue to operate as two separate schools. Teachers and administrators from both schools gathered for planning labs…

Phase 1 security cameras arrive

April 1, 2015
New security camera delivery

New security cameras – part of the 2014 Bond package – arrived March 25. The cameras, worth $479,000, will be installed in 24 schools, part of Phase 1 of the bond. Eventually all schools will receive new cameras. The new cameras will allow the AISD Security Department to increase video surveillance from 35 to 80…

Board approves schematic designs for Workman Junior High

April 1, 2015
Workman classroom addition schematic design

The AISD Board of Trustees has approved schematic designs for capital improvements at Workman Junior High School. The architect, BRW Architects, presented the plans at the March 19 board meeting. The capital projects scheduled for Workman include a classroom addition, expanded cafeteria, a new school entrance, a small addition and renovation of administration space and…

Applications for fine arts/dual language academies now open

January 31, 2015
Corey Academy rendering

Applications are now open for the AISD’s Corey and Jones Academies of Fine Arts and Dual Language, as well as the Jones Academy for second- through sixth-grade students. The deadline to submit all applications is Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Corey and Jones Fine Arts Dual Language Kindergarten application | Español Elementary students have the opportunity…

Students help staff and architects develop CTE Center

January 30, 2015
CTC student entrance rendering

Arlington ISD high school students joined AISD staff in a design charrette hosted by VLK Architects to plan the future Career and Technical Education Center. Cindy Powell, AISD Chief Financial Officer, said at the meeting that students are the most important stakeholders and their input is essential. The students represented Arlington, Bowie, Martin and Seguin…